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poor quality hd comversion - MPG

Sep 28, 2015 at 3:45 PM
New to this so it could be I don't have a setting right. old westerns etc. convert just fine but HD show from ABC (Grey's Anatomy) is very poor. What might I be doing wrong?

Thanks
Coordinator
Sep 29, 2015 at 12:34 AM
You can check many things, what profile you're using, max screen resolution, quality parameter - all these are on the GUI. What version of MCEBuddy are you running?
Sep 29, 2015 at 2:02 PM
When I posted the free one 2.3.13 - I donated and got 2.4.2. Now even the old shows are shaky.
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Coordinator
Sep 29, 2015 at 2:05 PM
Upload a copy of your conversion log to the server.

Coordinator
Sep 29, 2015 at 2:05 PM
Or upload it to a filesharing site like dropbox and post the link here

Sep 29, 2015 at 2:29 PM
The folder or just one file?
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Sep 29, 2015 at 3:11 PM
BIG files!!
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
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shop phone - 641-456-2096
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Coordinator
Sep 29, 2015 at 3:51 PM
just one file, zip it up.

Sep 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzh4tzl3lzncthy/Carol%20Burnett%20and%20Friends_3.mpg-MP42-2015-09-28T22-32-53.0164223-05-00.zip?dl=0
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
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Coordinator
Sep 29, 2015 at 6:59 PM
I checked out your log file and it appears that your source video is ripe with errors, the packets aren't compliant with the standard and it is full of sync errors which when ffmpeg/handbrake try to correct leads to stuttering and other issues.

2015-09-28T22:39:22 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Handbrake --> [22:39:22] sync: adding 133 ms of silence to audio 0x101 start 11156808, next 11144795
2015-09-28T22:32:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> [mpegts @ 0000000002dfc520] Invalid timestamps stream=0, pts=1240752030, dts=1464559367, size=12440
2015-09-28T22:32:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> [mpegts @ 0000000002dfc520] DTS discontinuity in stream 0: packet 672 with DTS 1240740018, packet 673 with DTS 1464559367


How/where are you recording these files?


Sep 29, 2015 at 7:15 PM
I'm recording with Total medial 3.5 over a usb receiver hooked to an directional antenna 16' in the air. 2.3.13 converted the same file just fine.
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Sep 29, 2015 at 7:28 PM
BTW - I'm using plex to get them on the TV. If that makes any differamce.
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Coordinator
Sep 29, 2015 at 7:29 PM
with 2.3.13 MCEBuddy used to transcode your original file, with the newer version it does not to preserve quality.

You can replicate that functionality if that works better for you, just add this line to your profile:

AllowH264CopyRemuxing=false
AllowAllCopyRemuxing=false

See if that helps.

But really you will need new firmware for your USB receiver or maybe try a different device. It isn't creating compliant files which is the root cause of the issue.

Sep 29, 2015 at 7:40 PM
Where do I add those lines?
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
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Coordinator
Sep 29, 2015 at 8:03 PM
you're using MP4 High Quality profile right?

open profiles.conf, in the section MP4 High Quality add these lines (anywhere in that section is fine)

Sep 29, 2015 at 8:05 PM
Thanks. will look to update firmware and add lines. Get back to you later.
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
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Sep 29, 2015 at 8:26 PM
I'm not finding the profle.config - help?
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
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Sep 29, 2015 at 9:53 PM
found it finally - lines added, firmware updated and new show being recorded.
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
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Coordinator
Sep 29, 2015 at 10:35 PM
if you're new firmware fixes the issue you shouldn't need those lines, those lines may infact reduce quality for a good compliant recording

Sep 29, 2015 at 10:56 PM
try just firmware first.
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
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Sep 29, 2015 at 11:44 PM
test with updated driver - 0 length.
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
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shop phone - 641-456-2096
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Sep 30, 2015 at 2:23 PM
Started the machine this AM and recorded 2 shows and converted. Both still jumpy. 1St conversion with just firmware update and 2nd with lines added to config. No noticeable difference. Log files at:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/efficbw5d19a65v/KWWLNBC_2.mpg-MP42-2015-09-30T08-42-12.8920123-05-00.zip?dl=0
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Coordinator
Sep 30, 2015 at 4:22 PM
You didn't do it properly, the settings did not take effect.

2015-09-30T08:42:23 MCEBuddy.RemuxMediaCenter.RemuxMCERecording --> Allow H264 Copy Remuxing (AllowH264CopyRemuxing) (default: true) : True
2015-09-30T08:42:23 MCEBuddy.RemuxMediaCenter.RemuxMCERecording --> Allow All Video codec formats Copy Remuxing (AllowAllCopyRemuxing) (default: false) : False

Sep 30, 2015 at 6:58 PM
Where should the config file be? It's in a sorta strange folder.
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Sep 30, 2015 at 8:18 PM
Still jumpy.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/iss4tyss4wfm82l/Carol%20Burnett%20and%20Friends_3.mpg-MP42-2015-09-30T14-30-14.5110066-05-00.zip?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/61ta2bjq8j5ukln/Carol%20Burnett%20and%20Friends_3-2015-09-28%201409.zip?dl=0
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Sep 30, 2015 at 9:31 PM
Think I found the right config file. Still no improvement. here's the log
https://www.dropbox.com/s/obir401fqnr4c1i/Carol%20Burnett%20and%20Friends_3.mpg-MP42-2015-09-30T16-10-54.3656117-05-00.log?dl=0
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Coordinator
Oct 1, 2015 at 12:25 AM
You file still has lots of timing errors.

Try this, remove those two lines and put this one instead:

ForceWTVStreamsRemuxing=true

Oct 1, 2015 at 1:10 AM
still shaky
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3m1lroh00gpyvnt/Carol%20Burnett%20and%20Friends_3.mpg-MP42-2015-09-30T19-55-05.7215122-05-00.log?dl=0
Should I just go back to 2.3 and work on the 1 hd file? The "old" shows converted fine.
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Coordinator
Oct 1, 2015 at 4:21 AM
Check it out and let me know the results.

Oct 1, 2015 at 1:03 PM
2.3 converted carol burnett just fine. KGRC is high def and has 0 length after converting.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sgjotl6btt2m7ul/Carol%20Burnett%20and%20Friends_3.mpg-MP42-2015-10-01T06-21-28.1553611-05-00.zip?dl=0
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Oct 1, 2015 at 1:08 PM
No mods have been made to profile.config.
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Oct 1, 2015 at 5:24 PM
Just got done with a 30 min HD show. It converted it but pretty scattered with 2.3. Any thing to help this?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b43xvfvluon5q1b/Grey.mpg-MP42-2015-10-01T10-27-33.7644465-05-00.zip?dl=0
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Coordinator
Oct 1, 2015 at 6:24 PM
Can you upload a one video file that converts fine with 2.3 but doesn't with 2.4 to the MCEBuddy server for us to analyze

Oct 1, 2015 at 7:05 PM
I found an old file that didn't convert good and am now converting with 2.3. It will be coming in a bit.
Any ideas on what to do in 2.3 with the HD conversion?
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Oct 1, 2015 at 7:41 PM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gfdbsdg52novtyx/KWWLNBC_2.4.zip?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sdm006uev6ar7ix/KWWLNBC-2.3.zip?dl=0
I think these are the same. If not the same recording same station.
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Coordinator
Oct 3, 2015 at 3:18 PM
These looks like the converted files. I wanted the original files to see what's going on.

Oct 3, 2015 at 3:54 PM
here's original
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3f40d5voji1pi9l/KWWLNBC_2.zip?dl=0
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Oct 5, 2015 at 12:18 AM
I've reinstalled 2.4. Recordered a SD show and converted. Perfect. Recorded a HD show no go - jumpy. Went back to the SD conversion jumpy also. I don't understand?????
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Oct 6, 2015 at 5:30 PM
It works!!! Your program is great, my receiver is the bug. Monday AM I remembered a comment online about the receiver overheating after a period of time. It's true. I experimented yesterday and after it's on for over 10 hrs a recorded file will not convert.
When I have comskip turned on the file seems to be a slight bit jumpy after conversion as compaired to a conversion without, Is this normal?
I also tried the other skip option but it didn't work at all.
Thanks
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
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Marked as answer by rboy1 on 10/8/2015 at 3:46 PM
Oct 6, 2015 at 5:38 PM
Another question is can I set it so it doesn't put each file in it's own subfolder?
Classic Custom Wood
Ray Jorgensen
http://classiccustomwood.com/
shop phone - 641-456-2096
Home phone -641-456-4599
Coordinator
Oct 8, 2015 at 10:45 PM
Yes you can use custom renaming, see the documentation for details.